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By Al Zipsie

Hononegah won the NIC-10 boys track Conference meet Friday.But, it was Freeport's Deion McShane who stole the show.


McShane, won all four of his events. The defending 2A state champion in both hurdle events, broke a 24 year old Conference record in the 300 hurdles in 37.46. He set a school record in winning the 110 high hurdles in 14.26. He also won the long jump with a leap of 21'8 1/2. His encore came in the 200 meters as he edged Hononegah's Victor Gurriero hitting the wire in 22.28. It was a great way to close out his meet where he stole the spotlight.


McShane piled up the points leading the Pretzels to a third place finish with 86 points. Hononegah won with title with depth as they scored 120 points with Harlem the runner-up with 99. Hononegah, only won two events, both the 3200 relay in 8:14.84 and the 1600 in 3:27.69.


Freeport, also had the only other multi event winner. Jered Allison, won both the shot put 56'4 and discus 158'9.


Jefferson won the other two relay events, the 400 in 42.97 and the 800 in 1:30.70.


Other Individual winners were Belvidere's Kalen Murray in the triple jump 43'6 and Daniel Martin in the pole vault, 14'7. Sebastian Gutierrez of Belvidere North in the high jump, 6'0 1/2. Harlem had a pair of first in Gabe Haun, 11.12 in the 100 and Jake Elmer in the 1600 meters, 4:33.78.


East had two champions in Noah Friske in the 3200 meters, 10:07.11 and Jordan Vanbarriger in the 800, 1:58.28. Boylan had one winner in Eric Konitski who topped the 400 meters in 51.15. The meet was a good tuneup for next weeks Sectional with State berths on the line.



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